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What is sftvsa.exe?

Part of Microsoft Application Virtualization by Microsoft

What is it?

Microsoft Application Virtualization Virtual Service Agent for Microsoft Application Virtualization (MS App-V) platform allows applications to be deployed in real-time to any client from a virtual application server. It removes the need for local installation of the applications. Instead, only the App-V client needs to be installed on the client machines. All application data is permanently stored on the virtual application server.
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How does sftvsa.exe run?

Service - sftvsa.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'sftvsa' (Application Virtualization Service Agent). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Application Virtualization Service Agent runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the sftvsa.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of sftvsa.exe users, 31.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is sftvsa.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00038% CPU3794.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.16 MB RAM5.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft application virtualization client\sftvsa.exe

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About Microsoft Corporation

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File details

File name: sftvsa.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft Application Virtualization
Description: Microsoft Application Virtualization Virtual Service Agent
Size: 202.66 KB
Original file name: sftvsa.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 12/7/2009
Expiration date: 3/7/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0031364171%
Privileged CPU: 0.0027570118%
User CPU: 0.00037940529161%
Privileged CPU time: 109.2 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 183,584,880
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 31.25 MB
Peak committed memory: 31.75 MB
Paged memory: 1.16 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.2 MB
Paged system memory: 61.35 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.3 KB
Working set memory: 3.18 MB
Peak working set memory: 3.93 MB
Min working set memory: 3.16 MB
Private memory: 1.16 MB
Page faults: 1,063
Page faults /min: 0
Handle count average: 77
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Application Virtualization Client\sftvsa.exe"

Service details

Name: Application Virtualization Service Agent
Service name: sftvsa
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Monitors global service events and launches virtual services.”

Image hashes

MD5: 19d34534176e62f35ddb7dc7b7ff2a87
SHA-1: 09f3053b1c76a674ee6c9b6fdcba0b20f8c62fec

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File entropy: 6.36420
File packed: No
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